Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Big boys

This is where Jase hangs out a lot of the day. We eat breakfast and snacks here. Sometimes even lunch. He likes to stand there because he can see me and the TV when it's on. He will play with his toys and read books there too.
We went to the beach with some great friends who have children around our children's ages. They are so cute to see interact together.

What better than friends for life?!

They thought this exersaucer was so cool.

Jase showing the boys how to play with it.

Zach watching the boys play in the kiddie pool. I forgot to mention that Zach weighed 24.3 lbs at his last well check appointment. No shots...thank goodness, it is so sad to do that to them.

Jase wearing daddy's sunglasses. This pool was only 1 1/2 feet deep.

How awesome is this for the kids?!?! They had a blast. It was on the fourth floor roof that was extended out from the condos.

Not sure who had more fun?

The beautiful butterfly slide. Check out the view of the ocean!

This pool worked out great. Jase will no longer be able to use any flotation device since it will mess up his new skills of water survival that he is learning.

Just watching the boys...still. Mommy why can't we get in?Jase's language and communication is really really growing by the day. He can say any word and I call him my little echo. He knows how to ask questions and answer some of my questions. Soon we will be able to have conversations.

Zach is a happy boy and smiles all the time. He is a cuddler too and lays his head down on your chest or shoulder. He is vocal and grunts to talk but mostly happy as a lark.

When we got to the condo we all sat outside on the patio and talked. It was so late but there was no way Jase was going to be able to sleep yet. So while we were out there he pointed below us to the water and said "Look the E is coming out of the water". Needless to say, it took the adults several minutes to figure out what he was talking about. After that, it was all we saw too.

part of our view

The also had the largest water show in America at this place.

Enjoying some ice cream.

Big strong squeeze hug from Jax.

Time to pack up and leave. Great time.

Eating some cereal before his first day of preschool. He did great. No tears from either one.
Mommy is so silly taking so many pictures of us.

Jase has this Thomas coloring book. We were flipping through the pages and he says "Look mommy it's Henry" I was stunned that he knew which one it was since there were no colors and he looked like many of the other trains. So I asked him "Well how did you know it was Henry if there is no color on the pages?" (knowing he would not be able to answer me because he never had before) so then he says "Henry is number 5" I just sat there for a few seconds and was shocked! He answered me, that means he did know what the heck I was saying! Wow. (Sorry for sideways picture but could not figure out how to straighten it once I downloaded it to blog.)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The last two weeks have been full of events. Jason and I both had our birthdays. I tried to cook a special dinner for us for Jason's birthday. Along with little boogers at my ankles slowing me down, the potatoes took forever that I wanted to make into twice baked potatoes so we just had regular baked potatoes and then the grill caught fire but luckily did not damage it. So for my birthday we went out to eat. We went to Japanese Steak house which was so good but Jase FREAKED out when they lit the grill on fire. Poor guy about tipped over the high chair trying to get away and was screaming and the look of terror on his face was so pitiful. For ten minutes afterwards he held onto my arm leaning his head on me saying "it's okay mommy, you right (you're alright)". I felt sooooo bad. My sister came this weekend and got to see our house for the first time and it was wonderful to have her here. I registered the boys in preschool and they start in one week. I can now go grocery shopping by myself and am so excited about it! Jase will go three mornings a week and Zach will go to two mornings for three hours a each day. Tomorrow also starts the beginning of the boys swimming lessons. It is through a program called ISR. It is going to be at 4-6 week program with 10 minute lessons everyday of the work week for the amount of weeks it takes for the children to learn the skills to survive. These are not your ordinary swim lessons. Check out the link if you are interested in learning more.
What do you get when you leave Zach's bowl of food to close to him? A real messy boy!
Zach is really scooting himself around when he lets you put him down. He loves to dance and when we are in the car he will push his feet against the back of the seat when he is really jamming out. We listen to children's music, my music stations and the Black Eyed Peas CD which is the boys favorite. Jase's is also trying to learn the beats and words to the songs. Boom Boom Pow!

Zach's pincer skills are really good and he loves to pick up all sorts of things, including nasty bugs outside. My sister was so traumatized when he did this while in her care. I had seen the dead bug outside so I knew why she was so upset. It was huge! We have been doing a few signs with Zach and he has caught on to the "eat" sign and uses the back of his hand and hits his mouth and makes the sound "ah ah ah".

Jase thought my breast pump was a "spy scope"! Here he is demonstrating them for us. Spy scope is on the Diego show.

At least once a week we got to Burger King for Jase to play on the indoor playground. He loves to wear a crown every time we go and even wears it days later. He is talking so well and is starting to be able to tell me things he wants or needs or just wants to say his thoughts. His overall temperament is getting more pleasant and less and less emotional outbursts are occurring. Thank goodness!